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Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Face in the Crowd

Song - An American Girl by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Wednesday night was a lovely night in Berkeley. The weather was clear, the moon was watching over us, it was pleasantly comfortable and we were ready to rock & roll. Guess who took center stage at The Greek Theater?

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers!

There was excitement in the air and my friend, Kathy and I were thrilled to join in!

Kathy had texted me late in the afternoon on Tuesday saying she had an extra ticket and could I possibly join her.  After about a nano second I texted back "of course".  Later that night she told me that we also had backstage passes.....oh you remember the last time this happened?

Click HERE to read about it.

So I was wracking my brain to come up with something brilliant to say in case we got the opportunity to actually meet Mr. Petty. I texted my three boys and their responses were using titles of his songs....Is it really Good To Be King? - hey I'm just An American Girl! - Yer So Bad - you really don't have to look Like a Refugee - and Mr. B's 2 cents...I Got A Room at the Top of the World Tonight.  Mmmm.....just not going to cut it.

The above photo is of  "the club house"  which is their practice studio and was behind the bands equipment onstage while we were waiting for them to perform.  Just look at all of those guitars!

We had absolutely incredible seats and occasionally they would display a view from behind the stage shooting out into the audience.  I'm the one in a black top, center stage, about 12 - 15 rows back!

 Thanks for the amazing concert!!  All of the band members are talented musicians but I especially liked the drummer, Steve Ferrone who had a big smile on his face the entire concert. They call him the "new kid" because he has only been with the band for 22 years!

After the concert we did get to go backstage and have some fine wine and talk with some very interesting people.  However, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were already heading to their next venue. So I guess I will have to save my great "what do you say to a famous musician" for another time!
Thanks EB!!!

Today it's back to reality....

"A gentle giant with a quick smile and a soulful style...."  
Drummer Magazine's quote about Steve Ferrone

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